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WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death by the SARS-CoC-2 virus, which is a new strain of coronavirus previously unidentified in humans and which can spread from person to personand

WHEREAS, in response to the global spread of the virus and the disease it causes, the World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) has warned of the high public health threat posed by COVID-19 globally and in the United States and has deemed it necessary to prohibit or restrict travel to areas designated by the CDC; the United States Department of Health and Human Services Secretary declared a public health emergency in the United States for COVID-19; and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (“NCDHHS”) confirmed multiple cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina; and

WHEREAS, on March 10, 2020 the State of North Carolina, through the Office of the Governor, Roy Cooper, issued Executive Order No. 116 titled “Declaration of the State of Emergency to Coordinate Response and Protective Actions to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19”; and

WHEREAS, as a result of the above-described events, the Village Council for the Village of Sugar Mountain has determined that there is an imminent threat of, or existing conditions have caused or will cause, widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property, and public safety authorities will be unable to maintain public order or afford adequate protection for lives or property; and

WHEREAS, on March 24, 2020 the Village Council for the Village of Sugar Mountain declared a state of emergency and delegated the authority to enact restrictions to the Mayor pursuant to Article 1A of Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statutes to proclaim restrictions necessary for the Village of Sugar Mountain to address emergency matters, including the present public health crisis and its associated affects; and

WHEREAS, public health recommendations continue to evolve regarding the CODID-19 pandemic, and it has become necessary to institute additional restrictions and regulations to address the present State of Emergency;

NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority of the Village Council and the authority vested in me as the Mayor of the Village of Sugar Mountain under Article 1A of Chapter 166A of the North Carolina General Statutes:

Section 1.  Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 166A-19.22(b)(2), a state of emergency is hereby declared within the corporate limits of the Village of Sugar Mountain.

Section 2. Emergency restrictions and prohibitions shall apply within the entire jurisdiction of the Village of Sugar Mountain, as may be necessary and declared by an authorized official of the Village of Sugar Mountain. All previous restrictions and requirements enacted on March 24, 2020 by the Declaration of State of Emergency as adopted by the Village of Sugar Mountain shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 3.  RESTRICTED ACCESS: Effective upon the signing of this declaration, all residents and non-residents of the Village of Sugar Mountain arriving for overnight stays are ordered, while present in the Village of Sugar Mountain, to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days or 7 days after symptoms have resolved, whichever is longer, if arrival was preceded by overnight stays outside of Avery County. The only exceptions to this provision are the commuting “essential” workforce and emergency response workers as coordinated through the Avery County Emergency Services Director, the Toe River Health Department Director, and/or the Sugar Mountain Police Chief and his designees.

Section 4. PROHIBITION ON SHORT -TERM RENTALS. In connection with the actions of the Board of Commissioners of Avery County, the Town of Banner Elk, the Town of Beech Mountain, and other municipalities in Avery County, all Short Term rental of properties, being for a period of less than thirty days, shall be suspended by property owners and property managers within the corporate limits of Sugar Mountain, except as is necessary to provide housing for emergency personnel, those engaged in essential and necessary travel, or those displaced as a result of the virus. This restriction shall include all properties rented for periods of less than thirty days, including Air BnB, VRBO, timeshares, condominiums, bed and breakfasts, and similar rentals.

Section 5. Any person who violates any provision of the State of Emergency Declaration, including this Supplemental Declaration, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor in accordance with North Carolina General Statute §14-288.20A.

Section 6. It is hereby ordered this declaration: (a) to be distributed to the news media and other organizations calculated to bring its contents to the attention of the general public; (b) to be filed with Clerk to the Village of Sugar Mountain; and (c) to be distributed to others as necessary to ensure proper implementation of this declaration.

Section 7. The application of the state of emergency declaration within the corporate limits of the Village of Sugar Mountain shall remain in effect until further notice.

DECLARED this the 3rd day of April, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.




Welcome to our little diamond in the Southeast. During winter, the hills are cascaded in white and the slopes enliven with many snow activities. Autumn brings us breathtaking vibrant warm flecks of color and crisp mountain air. Here, fresh spring rolls into cool summers that paint the hills a lush green. There are not many places that offer such exquisite weather. This provides many opportunities to see our world through your eyes. The tranquility and beauty of Sugar Mountain, NC is unsurpassed. Much like our company name Sugar Mountain offers the three R's: relaxation, recreation, and rejuvenation. When visiting Sugar Mountain, regardless of the season there is always something to keep you entertained and active. Our world is not far from heaven, come experience for yourself!

From our family to yours. . . it is just sweeter up here.